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Hot Hits

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Folger Theatre
Jan. 24 – Mar. 1
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Drum TAO 2020

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7
Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 24 – 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Strathmore
Sat. Feb 15
Tribute to the late David Bowie.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Spotlights

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
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